Archive for Category: "Urbanism"
Opening Saturday, April 6, from 1-3 pm at Mariposa Studios in Colonia Federal Tijuana This new show features photos of Tijuana’s fascinating and sometimes disturbing built environment. In their artist statement, the photographers explain: The exhibition, Occidente Nuevo: Recycled Tijuana plays off Robert Adams’s seminal series The New West, a stunning photo essay about newly [...]
In the spring of last year, Al Jazeera picked up on the excitement of Tijuana’s new art and culture scene and did a short piece on it for Al Jazeera television news. Here’s the video:
Another key space in Tijuana’s cultural revival is opening this weekend. Tijuana’s Plaza Revolución will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, July 15. Plaza Revolución represents the third new cultural pasaje opened in the past two years as part of the revival of the historic Tijuana downtown. Like Pasaje Rodriguez, Pasajes Gomez & Madero, Plaza [...]
Crossing the border between Tijuana and San Diego is a big pain. Just ask anyone around here. The San Ysidro Port of Entry is in fact the busiest land border crossing in the world. But it seems that we are still in denial. Wouldn’t it be nice if Washington D.C. finally treated San Diego-Tijuana as [...]
Fox News Latino reporter Rebekah Sager just published this fun piece on the new expat community in Tijuana. And yeah, this is me. hahaha! Check out the story! A New Breed of Younger, Hipper Expats Flock to Tijuana By Rebekah Sager Published June 04, 2012 Fox News Latino A year ago, Jill Holslin’s San [...]
Scenes from the grand opening of Pasaje Gomez and Plaza Madero in downtown Tijuana on April 28, 2012. Video by Elias Carranco. Vete al Gomez! REACTIVANDO ESPACIOS presenta ARTS AND TREES from Elias Carranco on Vimeo.
When you think of art in downtown Tijuana, you think mostly of kitch. But Tijuana’s not what you think. Tonight I stopped by Pasaje Gomez to check out a gallery opening and I felt like I was walking through the narrow streets of a quaint Italian village. The walls of most shops here are [...]
Damn! Just wait until you see the amazing work these women painted on my wall!!! The graffiti collective Few and Far Women.com finished up their west coast tour yesterday at my house in Colonia Lindavista, Tijuana. The ten artists painted for one week making stops in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tijuana. On April [...]
In San Diego, walking gets a bad rap. Just this morning about 8:30 AM, I was crossing El Cajon Blvd at one of its more awkward intersections–where the boulevard meets the 805 freeway–headed to Pancho Villa to buy some coffee to have with my breakfast. A business owner stared as I approached and waited for [...]
Remnants of the old Tijuana are easily neglected. The “old” pales in comparison to the tasteful glass and steel palette of Citibank-Banamex and the stately rows of palms along Paseo de los Heroes. The up-scale fascinates and demands our attention. Yet I’ve noticed that huge, garbage-strewn empty lots are also popping up everywhere in the [...]